Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-5. Part -18.
Chapter 5: Sivananda – The Fire of Sannyasa
To him we pay our obeisance by directing our thoughts and contemplating on these eternal values, and by proclaiming once again, in the same tone and intensity of feeling and fervour, that the goal of life is God-realisation.
Everything else follows in the wake of this acceptance, as a shadow follows the substance or, as they say, the tail follows the dog. One need not separately tell the tail to follow.
All the things of the world and all values that are regarded as covetable in life will come in abundance and in plenty, if we accept from the bottom of our hearts that the goal of life is God-realisation, for which ideal Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj lived and sacrificed all his life.
Such is his Sanyasa, such is his Vedanta, and such is his teaching for our practice.
May his Grace be upon us all!
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To be continued ....